Associate Designer

The New England Sports Network (NESN) is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports network in the country and was the first regional sports network in the country to originate every game and studio show in high definition.
NESN was launched in 1984 as one of the country’s first regional sports networks. We’re currently New England’s largest television network reaching over 4 million homes in 9 designated market areas. We provide extended basic cable channel + distribution on all major satellite providers and telecast approximately 150 Red Sox games throughout New England. We had the highest baseball ratings of any regional sports network in the country from 2004 to 2009.  We telecast approximately 73 Bruins regular season games and the first two playoff rounds exclusively. We’re a leader in high definition broadcasts and NESN produces all Red Sox and Bruins games in HD, as well as all studio programs from our 40,000 square foot state-of–the art facility.  We produce other local programs and events including NESN Daily, Beanpot Hockey, Hockey East, Champions Cup Boston Tennis, Minor League Baseball and the Little League New England Regional Tournament. We’re located 5 miles from downtown Boston in Watertown, MA

 

POSITION SUMMARY:
Create dynamic and informative on-air graphics and design for daily and weekly NESN Programming, including the Sox and Bruins pre- and post-game shows, NESN Daily and more. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Design and deliver on-air television graphics on a daily basis, including design elements for on-set monitors, Chyron/DUET character generators, OTS boxes, and full screen promotional graphics

• Work with CS designers to provide both creative and technical support for network design projects

• Support nightly assignments, as well as short and long term projects as assigned by the Art Director and/or Director of Creative Services.

• Create and maintain resource databases, including sports graphics, logos, photography and more

• Create design efficiencies, common threads and templates with studio graphics

• Collaborate and contribute on to all NESN design and animation projects, adding to the overall look of the network

• Work afternoon/evening shifts which are pre-dominantly based around the broadcast schedules of  Red Sox and Bruins coverage

• Other related projects and duties as required

EDUCATION:
• Bachelors of Fine Arts or equivalent degree in Art/Design preferred

QUALIFICATIONS: 
• Up to 1-2 years of experience with Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects is required

• Experienced in Mac-based design is a plus

• A strong sense of design and typography, and apply both in an informative manner

• Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task under tight deadlines in a live television environment

• Good communication skills

• Overall television production background and knowledge of sports a plus

• Solid track record of successfully working in a fast paced, loosely structured environment

• Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment

• Must have a strong work ethic

• Able to work afternoon/evening/weekend shifts

• This is a Full Time Temp to Perm position

• An on line reel and/or link to work is required-please submit on resume or with application

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